2013 News


From Healio.com – BeTH wins Tufts University $100k New Ventures Competition

Jeremy Jo, 2013 M.S. in Engineering Management alumnus, co-founder of Benevolent Technologies for Health (BeTH) won first place in the classic ventures track in Tufts University’s annual $100k New Ventures Competition. BeTH has developed a patent pending adjustable, custom fit prosthetic liner aimed at increasing amputee comfort.

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Tufts Gordon Institute Names Winners in University’s Tenth $100k New Ventures Competition

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – A proposal to develop adjustable prosthetic liners for amputees and a non-profit that offers computer programming classes for high school students in low-income districts earned top honors in Tufts University’s tenth annual $100k New Ventures Competition. Prizes included over $100,000 in cash and in-kind sponsor contributions.

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Tufts $100K Awards Startups Creating Game-Changing Private & Social Value

Two new startups joined a growing list of success stories during the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of the Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition Tuesday night — a celebration exemplary of what the challenge’s manager Inge Milde described as “an incredible groundswell of entrepreneurial activity” sweeping the university.

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6 Success Stories to Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of the Tufts $100K

An enterprising pool of students and alumni are currently delivering pitches with high hopes their startup will be named a winner in the Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition come Tuesday. Twelve startups made it to the final round of judging, and are now striving to prove why they have the next “big idea.”

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Principal at GEN3 Partners Teaches TRIZ Method of Innovation

The TRIZ process is the focus of a new module called, Systematic Innovation, taught for the first time by Irina Sigalovsky, Ph.D. as part of the MSEM curriculum.

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Robert J. Hannemann stepping down

Robert J. Hannemann is stepping down as director of the Tufts Gordon Institute at the end of the 2013-14 academic year after seven years of dedicated service.

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Tufts Throws Up-and-Coming Student Entrepreneurs into the ‘Shark Tank’

Tufts students gathered at the Cambridge Innovation Center to pitch their new venture ideas as the finale to the class High Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Planning.

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Tufts Venture Fund will supply seed money to student startups

The Tufts Venture Fund, formed last year by students including Eric Peckham and Alexandra Halbeck, has been out raising money from Tufts alumni with an aim of reaching $300,000.

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Tufts Idea Competition to run in conjunction with $100K Competition

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program will offer a new Tufts Ideas Competition this spring, to give participants the opportunity to submit their preliminary business ideas.

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Tufts’ Gordon Institute launches new Professional Education Program

The individual graduate-level courses offered under the Professional Education umbrella address the realities of the 21st-century innovation economy.

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Co-founder of Ethos Water, Greenblatt speaks about social entrepreneurship

Renowned social entrepreneur Jonathan Greenblatt, A92, spoke at the bi-annual Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture on October 29.

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The Tufts University Student Determined to Democratize Education

2013 Business Plan Competition Winner, Dexterity Global, featured in BostonInno after being named one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Most Innovation Social Enterprises.

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Practicum Sponsors Commend Student Consulting Work

This summer more than 60 1st year MSEM students worked on 15 MSEM consulting projects with a range of companies including Boston Engineering, EMC, iRobot, and Shire.

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Tufts Gordon Institute Welcomes Four New Faculty

From experience in medical device startups to innovation technology consulting, to Six Sigma quality management, this fall’s new faculty members present a wide range of expertise.

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Welcome MSEM Class of 2015

Tufts Gordon Institute faculty & staff were pleased to welcome 67 new MSEM students that make up the class of 2015.

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$100K Winners Named “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33” by Diplomatic Courier

Manjula Dissanayake, F12, and Eileen Guo, A11, have been recognized by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

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Today’s Most Creative People: The Students Behind a Smart, Water-Saving Shower head

2013 Business Plan Competition Winners, Uji, are named to Fast Company’s “Today’s Most Creative People” list.

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Weekly Innovation: Hey, You’re Taking Too Long In The Shower

2013 Business Plan Competition Winners, Uji, are featured on NPR’s “All Tech Considered” as the show’s weekly innovation pick for their innovative, water saving shower head.

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Uji showerhead

Want to do business with the Army? Better head to Huntsville, professor advises

Steve Geary, who teaches supply chain management at Tufts Gordon Institute, gives advice in a column for DC Velocity, a publication designed for the distribution center business.

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Student inventors graduate, pick up patents

Uji, 2013 Business Plan Competition Winners, are featured in USA Today for their environmentally friendly shower head.

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Tufts Gordon Institute Welcomes Two New Industry Advisory Members

Tufts Gordon Institute recently welcomed two new members, Mark Totman, president of Bio-Detek Inc., and Bob Treiber, former president of Boston Engineering, to its Industry Advisory Council.

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How women can reinvent their careers after 50

Felice Shapiro, lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, has founded an online magazine and community for women over 50.

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Congratulations to the 2013 $100K Business Plan Competition Winners

Read the press release announcing the 2013 winners on TuftsNow and additional news coverage of the event.

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Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity, speaks at The Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture

As head of WiTricity, Eric Giler, demonstrated the companies’ technology – wireless electricity – at this year’s Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture.

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David Greenwald, co-founder and Managing Director of Relay Technology Management, speaks at Lyon & Bendheim

Dr. Greenwald is a co-founder of Relay Technology Management, Inc. and currently serves as Managing Director. He was the 2008 winner of the Tufts Business Plan competition, and an award winning finalist at the $1,000,000 MassChallenge global business plan competition in 2010.

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